Justine Bieber Shows Cancelled, Doctors Order Ailing Singer To Rest

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Canadian-born pop singer Justine Bieber – who has shows lined up for South Africa later this year – has cancelled a few World Tour shows owing to health issues that have left half his face paralysed.

The 28-year-old pop star has announced on Instagram that he was forced to cancel three dates because he has been diagnosed with Ramsey Hunt syndrome.

After cancelling the shows, the pop star made the sad revelation on Friday of the seriousness of the disease that has left half his face paralysed.

“Hey everyone. Justin here. I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on,” Bieber said in a video clip he posted on Instagram.

“Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”

Medical experts describe Ramsay Hunt syndrome as a condition related to a painful shingles outbreak that can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.

Bieber has two dates on his World Tour in South Africa for September and October and less than a 1 000 tickets are still available.

Earlier in the week, Music Times, reported that the ailing celebrity singer called off shows scheduled for Toronto, Canada at the Scotiabank Arena on 7 June and 8. 

Bieber, whose tour has more than 100 dates all over the world, postponed the dates along with a June 10 concert in Washington, D.C.

The popular singer wrote on Instagram: “Can’t believe I’m saying this. I’ve done everything to get better but my sickness is getting worse.” 

“My heart breaks that I will have to postpone these next few shows. 

“To all my people I love you so much and I’m gonna rest and get better.”

The singer, who has begun “facial exercises”, said doctors have ordered him to rest.